Sitemap slow to submit

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  1. crsx1

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    I use the normal Yoast SEO plugin for my sitemap but with my last 2 posts, Google Webmaster Tools is showing that it takes over a week just to see my new post url "submitted" then it gets indexed shortly after. When I first made the site, new posts/pages seemed to get submitted within 1-2 days. Why would it take over 1 week to submit now?
     
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    When I last submitted my website, I also found that it was slow to submit, but after about a week most of my URLs were indexed. I'm not sure why the time varies, but all that's important to me is that the pages get indexed.
     
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    Yeah it may be because when I started the site I was constantly adding content and then slowed down a little. It just got submitted after about 5 days and typically Google will then index it after 1-2. Just curious what other people's experience was with that.
     
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    GWT shows 2 to 7 days delayed data, it's meant as a general guide, no more than that. Backlinks are often delayed for months.
     
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    Actually, it sounds like website activity could play a part as I wasn't updating my website as frequently with that last sitemap submit. After all, the web crawler does crawl your website more frequently when it finds fresh content.